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September 27 - October 1

Festival UnBound is an annual hyper-local, arts-infused community celebration and conversation for those who call the Lehigh Valley home.

Its mission is to engage our diverse community–through art and civic dialogue–in the radical act of envisioning our future together.

  • 5 day festival (September 27-October 1) – a long weekend of visual art, theatre, live music, dance, and conversation.
  • 10+ events – performances and gatherings at Touchstone’s outdoor Barrio Stage, and at venues throughout Bethlehem. Get ready for zebras, sparkles, donuts, and housing policy in The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe, appreciate the Southside of Bethlehem in a way you’ve never experienced it before in Change-Spotting, and don’t miss our Festival UnBound Block Party featuring the hottest punk bands, and your favorite local LVAC wrestlers signing autographs!
  • 3 guest artist residencies – Jesse Ruben, acclaimed singer-songwriter, will be bringing the joy of music to Bethlehem elementary students; ashley sparks, nationally-recognized community arts activist, will be leading conversations around housing; and Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble (in partnership with Zoellner Art Center) will be leading story gathering exercises, as well as exciting workshops throughout the festival.


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